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Poster: ducats Date: Jul 20, 2010 9:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's coma

and you were sitting or standing.............?

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jul 20, 2010 10:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Jerry's coma

Why, standing, actually. Heard it on the radio.

I was wondering how close the coma was to the July 2 Rubber Bowl concert with Dylan. I almost went to that but didn't; had friends going, but would have had to fly there (since I was nowhere close to any shows that summer), and that seemed like too much bother.

Then, of course, while he was in the coma, I felt like I might have missed the Last Chance Ever. It seemed like there were many tense days -- five days? a week? -- of waiting for news and, in the pre-internet era, not getting much info ...

After that, I think it felt like he was on borrowed time. Diabetes is no joke, and it was pretty obvious he wasn't taking care of himself the way he should have. So when he died, it was a shock and it seemed the air went out of the room and all, but it wasn't completely out of the blue like the coma seemed to be. Up until then, I guess it had never occurred to me that they might not just go on and on and on.